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Pair of Berlin Iron Bracelets

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Pair of Berlin Iron Bracelets

We feature a remarkable pair of Berlin Iron Bracelets; remarkable in rarity and in condition. While most Berlin Iron jewelry is damaged after two hundred years, this pair of bracelets have been well cared for. The bracelets are a combination of neoclassical and gothic design. They date to the early years of the 1800s or prior and were more than likely made in Berlin. The beginnings of Berlin iron are not noted. There was a factory that produced it in Prussia in the late 1700s and in Berlin in 1804. Napolean discovered Berlin Iron when he marched into Berlin in 1806. He greedily sacked the art from the city, including the molds for iron jewels. Bonaparte then took the molds to France where he demanded his jewelers make iron jewelry. Our discovery of these bracelets was thrilling. The background of the classical head clasps is polished steel. Wear with eclat, one on each wrist, both on one wrist, or clasp them together and wear as a choker. IThey are not only a treasure of history but beautiful jewelry in their own right. Germany, c.1806. Very fine condition. Length is 3 3/4 inches, width is 2 1/4 inches.

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